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A Spooky Halloween for Inverurie

By David Porter

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Inverurie Events are set to deliver Halloween 2020 online this year.

Halloween heads online in Inverurie
Halloween heads online in Inverurie

With so much uncertainty surrounding the region, the group are thrilled to provide families with some entertainment on all Hallows’ Eve!

The whole idea and inspiration stemmed from a local community star, Karen Robertson who wanted to make sure there was something for children and families to be a part of this Halloween.

Comprising of a series of amazing digital activities, live events, themed competitions and incredible local prizes - Halloween 2020 is shaping up to the best ever.

The schedule on Saturday, October 31 is as follows-

Spooky Storytelling by Nick Innes - 5pm.

Guided Halloween face painting - 5.30pm.

Guided Halloween crafts - 6pm.

Live Halloween quiz - 6.30pm.

Keep an eye out on the Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/263494858333606/ for details on how to enter and win prizes for:

Best costume.

Best pumpkin carving.

Best house decoration.

What makes this even more special is the local business support, collaborations and donations to help spread joy and the spirit of Halloween to our young ones.

As part of the event, Morrisons Inverurie have donated 100 pumpkins for families and the Inverurie Business Association donated £400 worth of confectionary goods for families who are in need of help via the Inverurie Foodbank and Community Kitchen.

Commenting, Karen Robertson, Inverurie Resident and inspiration for the event said: “I am so delighted that we are going to be able to deliver a fantastic night of fun and events for the whole family.”

Commenting, Debbie Rennie, Aberdeenshire North Foodbank Manager said: “We are continuing to offer people who can’t afford essentials the emergency help that is needed as safely as possible. "But ultimately, no one in our communities should need to use a food bank.

"1395 emergency food parcels to local people is 1395 emergency food parcels too many.

"This isn’t right and cannot continue.

"Our vital work in the community has only been possible due to the incredible generosity shown by local people in donating food, time and funds.

"We are so appreciative that the IBA has provided this donation to allow us to provide Halloween treats to families at this time of the year. “

Commenting, Victoria Withy, Inverurie Business Association (IBA) Chair said: “The IBA are pleased to be able to support Inverurie Event’s Virtual Halloween and two hugely hard working local charities – Inverurie Foodbank and the Garioch Community Kitchen during this challenging time.

"We are glad to help give local families something to enjoy as we go into Autumn.”

Alistair Stewart, Morrisons Inverurie Community Champion added: "At Morrison’s Inverurie we are proud to support our local community.

"We are thrilled to be working with Inverurie Events to help with their ‘Virtual Halloween’ Event by donating 100 pumpkins and offering a pickup service for them to be collected by those participating.

"We understand that this years Halloween may be different from the norm, but we hope by providing these pumpkins that we can spread a little bit of that Halloween spirit throughout the town.

"We hope people have great fun and we cannot wait to see the results on the virtual Halloween night."

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